Being a recent import to the Denver area, I have to say that Bronco fever has gone into full effect. Everybody around these parts is sure that Peyton and their Broncos have the Super Bowl under control this time around. There is no stopping the mighty Broncos, nobody is worried about Cam Newton or the rest of that Panther squad.
On the other side, with just a single loss on the year, nobody would blame the Panthers for being a bit over confident heading into Super Bowl 50 as clear favorites. Led by Newton, the Panthers offense has been dominant all season long, and the defense is a very underrated unit.
I’m looking for just enough Peyton magic in what very well might be his last hurrah. I see Peyton coming out hot to the tune of a couple of first half touchdown passes. I see Demarcus Ware and Von Miller causing havoc off the edge and putting Newton into uncomfortable situations all night long.
I think the Broncos force a couple of early turnovers with Peyton and the offense capitalizing on those chances. The Panthers will make a valiant comeback effort, but the Broncos will kick a game-winning field goal in the final moments, sending Peyton off to his Rocky Mountain sunset.
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